Welcome back to Trendy Gazette. Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone has had a great week so far and is looking forward to the weekend.
For this post I wanted to get real with y’all. Your girl gets tired. There will be many days where I will just throw on some pants and wear the shirt I slept in. Being a full-time college student, part time worker, and dedicated blog writer, I am often tired beyond belief. But those days that I do have the energy to put more effort into my look, I wanted to show y’all this simple makeup and my go-to look that can be done in less than 15 minutes.
Okay, starting off with what I carry around in my makeup bag, I have my Profusion Contour kit, my blush, Nyx setting spray, Tartiest Pro palette, Falsies mascara, Trend Bold Brow kit, my brushes, Hard Candy Photo Ready Primer, Revlon BB cream, Covergirl concealer, and lastly some lip liners and liquid lipstick. These are my essentials that I take with me traveling.
I start off with my primer. This creates a smooth canvas for your makeup and this primer helps prevent camera flashes from lighting up your makeup. Another benefit, is that it covers your pores, which I absolutely need. I despise my pores, but I’ve been testing new ways to shrink them, like effective face masks, which you can read here.
Then, I use my concealer to cover blemishes and redness. I’m currently on the hunt for a new concealer. I really want a color correcting one, so if you have any suggestions, PLEASE let me know. After my concealer is blended, I use my Revlon BB cream to create an even skin tone.
Next is the game changing part. The eyebrows. I love my eyebrows, and this kit gives me everything I need to perfect them. Here’s a look inside:
It has two different brow colors. I use the lighter one to outline my brows and the darker one to fill them in. There’s also a brush, brow wax (that comes in handy), an eyebrow pencil, and clear setting gel -that I am obsessed with-
Next I do my eyeshadow, which is my favorite. Eyeshadow is such a creative way to stand out. But for an everyday look, I use three colors from this palette. Three colors are a great way to highlight, define, and deepen your eyes with only a little bit of time. This palette is great because it offers so many combinations that you could use it a week straight and no one would guess. Then, I apply a thin layer of mascara.
Contouring and highlighting, I save for the end. I didn’t have much use for highlighting until my mom got me this beautiful creation.
Let’s just take a moment to appreciate this beauty. It’s stunning, and it makes me look stunning. It’s convenient, seeing as it’s all in one place. A dab of highlighter here, a blended line of contour there, and viola, you look like you spent an hour and a half on your makeup when really it took five seconds.
For lips, I’ve been using lip liners and liquid lipsticks, and they’re all nudes or pinks. I have yet to venture out into a bold lip color, but I hope to do that soon.
Last but not least, setting spray. I sometimes forget this step, but it is ideal for long work days, school days, and anytime you’re going somewhere that you might be for awhile.
All these products are easy to apply in a quick manor, and easy to play with. I hope you found this post helpful. I don’t always have the energy to wear a full face of makeup, which is totally okay, but I think the basics, (face, brows, eyelids, and lips, works wonders. I usually skip eyeliner, cutting creases, and powders. These steps are a great way to do minimum work for a full effect.
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